Robert Rebhan

Robert Rebhan

An advocate for privacy and financial security, former Detective Sergeant Robert Rebhan has spent the last 16 years coordinating fraud-prevention training, specializing in point-of-sale fraud control and merchant fraud awareness for American Express. His extraordinary knowledge of the business world and of what it takes to minimize risks and stay in business makes him one of the country’s most requested professional speakers. Rebhan motivates his audiences to review passive lifestyle and business practices and join the 21st century in a technological and common-sense fight against fraud.

Rebhan’s extraordinary knowledge of the business world and his presentation style have made him one of the nation’s most requested speakers on the subject of consumer and business fraud prevention, and from his viewpoint, he gives his powerfully candid opinion on who is to blame for the identity theft crisis.

Using humor, fear, and logic, he challenges the status quo motivating his audiences to review passive lifestyles and business practices, joining him in the 21st Century technological and common sense fight against fraud.

PROGRAM TOPICS:
The Unusual Suspects: Who Commits Fraud and How They Get the Info
Rebhan uses his knowledge of fraud to explain to audiences who commits fraud and how identity theft can happen to you. His focus is on letting audiences know that those who commit fraud are often the people we least expect. In this lecture, Rebhan utilizes his experience with banking and credit card associations, hospitality and retail associations, corporations, and security and law enforcement to fill audiences in on how to look out for fraud and identity theft, and how to protect yourself, your data, and your privacy from prying eyes.

New and Old, Scams and Schemes, Effecting Your Specific Industry and Business
In this lecture, Rebhan discusses how fraud and security theft has changed over the years, and how to trace the warning signs that it is happening to your business. Through this informative presentation, business leaders will learn how to identify scam artists and how to prevent fraud and financial crime from happening to you and your company.

Additional Frequently Requested Topics Include:

  • Identity and Access Management
  • Corporate Privacy & Identity Theft
  • Consumer Privacy & Identity Theft
  • Consumer & Business Data Protection
  • Cyber Attacks
  • Credit & Bank Account Fraud
  • Payment Fraud
  • Point of Sale Control
  • Financial Scams
  • Embezzlement
  • Currency Fraud
  • Social Engineering
  • Biometrics
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Medical Fraud
  • True Crime & Punishment

 

Below are photographs of the three primary skimming devices used to illegally capture a consumer’s credit and debit card account information. The captured data is then used to commit fraud. The end photo is of a debit/credit pin pad.

Below are examples of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transmitters and a counterfeit detection system using ultraviolet light:

 

Full Biography

ROBERT J. REBHAN is an internationally renowned expert and speaker on identity theft and financial crimes, and a former Detective Sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department. During his exciting career with the LAPD, he served in many high profile assignments including the SWAT Team, Hollywood’s Narcotics, Robbery, Homicide, and Vice Squads. As a detective, he was a master of disguise and during his 22 years of service he was personally involved in the arrest of thousands of criminals. Before leaving the department, Mr. Rebhan was selected by the Credit Card Industry to help develop and direct a fraud prevention program. He has traveled to Europe and Latin America on behalf of the industry and for the last 20 years has personally given over 2000 presentations on the subject of financial crimes.

As the Director of The American Express Company’s Fraud Prevention Program, Western Region, he managed a team of twelve consultants, personally orchestrating over 150,000 business and consumer presentations.

He brings a unique perspective to an audience, because he understands the vulnerabilities and responsibilities of consumers, the financial community, and law enforcement. And of course, he has great insight into the criminal mind.

In his campaign against fraud, Mr. Rebhan has worked closely with the California State Assembly and the Los Angeles City Council. As an advocate for privacy and financial security, he has proposed municipal code and legislative changes regarding consumer and business fraud prevention efforts. He is a special consultant to Screen Actors Guild members and is a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, as well as the Electronic Crimes Task Force led by the United States Secret Service. Mr. Rebhan founded the Institute for the Prevention of Financial Crimes (IPFC), an organization committed to the education of business professionals and to raising public awareness about crime.

Mr. Rebhan’s extraordinary knowledge of the business world and his presentation style have made him one of the nation’s most requested speakers on the subject of consumer and business fraud prevention, and from his viewpoint, he gives his powerfully candid opinion on who is to blame for the identity theft crisis. Using humor, fear, and logic, he challenges the status quo motivating his audiences to review passive lifestyles and business practices, joining him in the 21st Century technological and common sense fight against fraud.